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A better filesystem with tagging?

Recently I had cause to reflect on just how inconvenient today's file systems are at organising information. I don't know about you but my desktop and home directory rapidly become filled with odds and ends that I have downloaded or created. I can start off with a clean home directory and within a space of 6 months its a complete mess.

Software Freedom Day - YouTube videos

I have uploaded some of the video footage from Software Freedom Day. I am no movie director so the footage will not win any oscars. I haven't learnt to edit yet so it is all raw footage.

If you didn't manage to make that day, or are not located in Johannesburg or Pretoria, I hope this enables you to get some feeling for the event.

The Jumping Bean stand.

See you at Software Freedom Day

Jumping Bean is going to be at the Software Freedom Day celebration in Pretoria on the 15 September. We will also be trying to recruit for the Ferndale Linux User Group and the Ferndale Java User Group .

If anyone comes through pleasse stop by our booth to say hello and sign up.  We will be giving away some blank CDs so you can use them on the toaster and some other free stuff.

How to prevent Eclipse Europa PermGen crashes

I have been using Eclipse Europa (3.2), 64 bit version, for a few days and found that it constantly froze and crashed with PermGen space errors. From the internet it is obvious that this is a serious problem with Eclipse Europa as many people are experiencing the same problem.

At first I tried appending the VM flags -Xms 350 -Xmx 550m to the command line but this didn't work.

eclipse -vmargs -Xmx 350m -Xmx 550m

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